To mark the occasion of her new album Valentine, Snail Mail has released the title track, Valentine, and its bold period drama companion video directed by Josh Colli.
A hugely anticipated follow-up, Valentine was written and produced by 22-year-old Lindsey Jordan and co-produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee). The star of the show is Lindsey’s voice – no longer the prodigal wunderkind, her vocals and words are rawer, deeper, snarlier and more feeling than ever before. The album is filled with romance, heartbreak, blood, sweat and tears.
Valentine is poised and self-possessed, channelling anger and dejection into empowering revenge fantasies and rewriting the narrative of its own fate. The sonic leap forward can be heard from the first moments of the title track – the whispered voice and eerie sci-fi synths erupting into a full-on stadium-sized adrenaline-rush of a chorus. From there it’s all go – with digitized electronic inflected anthems, swooning baroque FM rockers and some of the most gorgeous and heart-rending finger-picked guitar ballads this side of Elliott Smith.
Lindsey Jordan comments; “I wanted to take as much time as possible with this record to make sure I was happy with every detail before unleashing it unto y’all…Referring to the process as the deepest level of catharsis and therapy I have ever experienced would be a huge understatement. Valentine is my child!
“It was so rewarding concocting this video alongside the brilliant Josh Coll! Watching a few perverse images in my head metamorphose into this gorgeous storyline and eventually into a tangible visual was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”
Valentine is the follow up to Snail Mail’s first full length debut album, Lush, written at just 17. From the Sunday Times; “Lindsey Jordan is arguably alt-rock’s most exciting new name,”. The Observer noted her “powerfully evocative vocals”, NME referred to Jordan as “… the next-great American songwriter”, and MTV UK called her “the next generation of indie-rock” but to name a few reviews.
VALENTINE TRACK LISTING
2. Ben Franklin
4. Light Blue
5. Forever (Sailing)
7. c. et. al.
Pre-order Valentine here: Snail Mail – Valentine (ffm.to)
Earlier this summer Lindsey Jordan announced her world-wide tour dates, from North America to the UK, on to the EU and back to her home continent. With support act performances from Spencer and Hotline TN, Joy Again and The Goon Sax, tickets are now on sale and can be bought here: Snail Mail
2022 UK Tour Dates
Fri Feb 18 2022 – Manchester UK @ Manchester Academy 2
Sun Feb 20 2022 – Glasgow UK @ QMU
Tue Feb 22 2022 – Bristol UK @ SWX
Wed Feb 23 2022 – London UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
Fri Feb 25 2022 – Paris FR @ Le Trabendo
Sat Feb 26 2022 – Lyon FR @ Epicerie Moderne
Sun Feb 27 2022 – Bologna IT @ Locomotiv
Mon Feb 28 2022 – Milan IT @ Magnolia
Wed Mar 2 2022 – Zürich CH @ Bogen F
Thu Mar 3 2022 – Munich DE @ Ampere
Fri Mar 4 2022 – Dresden DE @ Groovestation
Sun Mar 6 2022 – Copenhagen DK @ Loppen
Mon Mar 7 2022 – Gothenburg SE @ Oceanen
Tue Mar 8 2022 – Oslo NO @ Parkteatret
Thu Mar 10 2022 – Stockholm SE @ Slaktkyrkan
Sat Mar 12 2022 – Berlin DE @ Columbia Theater
Sun Mar 13 2022 – Hamburg DE @ Knust
Mon Mar 14 2022 – Brussels BE @ AB Ballroom
Tue Mar 15 2022 – Cologne DE @ Gebäude 9
Wed Mar 16 2022 – Amsterdam NL @ Paradiso Noord